Horse Racing Tips on Thursday, March 24
There are three meetings spread across Britain on Thursday, March 24th with the action coming from Chepstow, Huntingdon and Sedgefield. Our expert tipster has produced their top tips across the cards, which make up our advised Thursday Lucky 15.
Just Your Type (3:31 Chepstow)
Dropped 5lb after finishing ninth in the Eider Handicap Chase at Newcastle, JUST YOUR TYPE now finds himself on a career-low mark of 120 and connections will be confident the ten-year-old can strike now dropping markedly in grade.
Since returning this campaign, Charlie Longsdon’s charge has performed with credit in deeper company including when finishing fourth in the ultra-competitive and valuable Tommy Whittle Chase at Haydock back in December.
His latest two starts can also be forgiven, as Just Your Type stumbled on landing on penultimate start at Lingifeld’s inaugural Winter Million meeting before being readily outclassed in Newcastle’s showpiece staying contest back in February.
The ten-year-old returns to Class 4 company for the first time in over two years and with jockey Lilly Pinchin claiming a further 5lb in the saddle, Just Your Type is weighted to go very close on Thursday and rates a confident selection.
Call Blue (3:40 Huntingdon)
It could pay to take a chance on CALL BLUE in Huntingdon’s concluding race on Thursday, as the five-year-old makes her handicap debut for the in-form Nigel Twiston-Davies yard.
After failing to get competitive in two bumper outings at the start of the season, Call Blue was soon sent over hurdles and whilst her opening effort over timber at Ffos Las left little to be desired, she displayed a significantly better attitude at Uttoxeter on her next start, staying on in the closing stages in a strongly run affair to finish fourth under 10lb claimer Eddie Edge.
Although failing to confirm that promise at Hereford last month, the five-year-old reportedly bled during the race and therefore a line can be drawn through that latest effort.
Upped markedly in trip off an opening mark of 97, the five-year-old will be expected to go close on her first start in handicap company and with the yard continuing to be in a rich vein of form, it would be no surprise to see Call Blue outrun her odds and provide the yard with yet another winner.
Arbennig (4:05 Chepstow)
This appears to be a very modest handicap chase and with no recent winning form on offer, it could be worth following ARBENNIG who makes his handicap chase debut following a recent wind operation.
Seen only once last season, the six-year-old made a highly encouraging debut at Hereford when finishing third in a bumper, pulling some way clear of the fourth despite showing signs of inexperience.
Since returning from a 316-day absence, the six-year-old has seemingly been brought along with handicaps very much in mind, finishing down the field in maiden company and a pair of novice hurdle events this season.
Connections have decided to send the six-year-old over fences on Thursday afternoon, and whilst he has shown little promise in his recent starts over hurdles, Arbennig is bred to improve significantly now encountering fences for the first time and with the step up in trip also promising to suit, Jamie Snowden’s charge is not one to dismiss and is worth supporting at generous odds.
Iceburgh Bay (4:35 Chepstow)
There are a few in here making their first start in handicap company and while the likes of Half The Freedom and Heltenham are worth monitoring in the betting, the vote on this occasion goes to fellow handicap debutant ICEBURGH BAY, who represents the bang in form Philip Hobbs team and could prove a different proposition now returning from wind surgery.
The former Irish point winner was fancied to make a winning debut for connections when lining up over course and distance last November. Sent off a well-backed second favourite, the six-year-old was unable to justify the market support on his first start under rules, gradually weakening out of contention after being outpaced turning for home.
Although disappointing in two subsequent outings at Wincanton and Taunton, Iceburgh Bay should be seen to better effect now returning from a recent wind operation and with the yard in significantly better form in recent weeks, it would be no surprise to see the six-year-old go close on Thursday afternoon after a 73-day break.